Applying online for a PAN card essentially consists of 3 steps -
Step 1. Application
Visit https://tin.tin.nsdl.com/pan/formula.html Complete the online application for by filling out correct details. Note down 15 digit acknowledgement. Save and print this acknowledgement.
Step 2. Mode of paymentProcessing fee can be paid by cheque/DD or Credit/debit card. Cheque/DD should be drawn in favour of NSDL - PAN payable in Mumbai. On successful payment by credit card, acknowledge meet will be displayed. You need to save and print this acknowledgement and send it to NSDL.
Step 3. Checklist and DocumentsAttach self attested copies of Address proof and identity proof. Affix a colour photograph of 3.5 X 2.5 cm on the space in acknowledgement. Superscribe the envelope as "APPLICATION FOR PAN - Acknowledgement number" and send it to
Income Tax PAN Services Unit,
National Securities Depository Limited,.
Trade World, A wing, 3rd Floor,
Kamala Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg,
Lower Parel (W), Mumbai - 400013
You can track the status of your application on NSDL site by submitting the acknowledgement number.